Meet Dr. Skeehan
Dr. David Skeehan is a seasoned general surgeon board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery. He began his surgical career upon joining a group practice in Auburn, CA. Dr. Skeehan then relocated and established his own practice in the Roseville/Carmichael, CA area and later expanded his services to include the Folsom community. As a result of his hard work, Dr. Skeehan was recently named Chief of Surgery at Mercy Hospital of Folsom. He believes strongly that his role as a physician is to help educate patients on their medical and surgical issues, allowing each individual to understand their condition and make treatment decisions best suited to their unique needs.
Education and Training
After earning a Bachelor of Science in biology at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT, Dr. Skeehan went on to attend medical school at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, MO. He decided to pursue general surgery during his third year in medical school when he was asked to join a surgeon on a medical mission trip to Haiti. To see the immediate effect a surgeon has on restoring someone's health and the ability to live gave him immense satisfaction. After completing his formal training and earning a doctor of osteopathic medicine (D.O.) degree, Dr. Skeehan attended a surgery internship and a rigorous general surgery residency, both at Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center in Mount Clemens, MI.
Specialties and Expertise
As an exceptionally skilled general surgeon, Dr. Skeehan treats all manners of surgical diseases, from thyroid, breast, and colon cancer to hernias and gallbladder disease. He has advanced training and expertise in laparoscopic and robotic surgery and utilizes this minimally invasive approach to perform a wide range of surgical procedures. Currently, Dr. Skeehan serves as the president of Sierra Pacific Surgical, Inc. and is a founding partner of Sierra Medical Partnership. He is also a former partner of Sierra Foothill Surgical Specialists, Inc. and a former wound care director at Sutter Auburn Faith Wound Care Center in Auburn, CA.
Committed to improving patient health, Dr. Skeehan remains up to date on the latest advancements in the field and serves as an active member of the following professional organizations:
- American College of Osteopathic Surgeons
- American College of Surgeons
- American Osteopathic Association
- Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons of California
- Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons
- American Society of Breast Surgeons
Dr. Skeehan was born and raised in the Mountain View community of the San Francisco Bay Area. He comes from a family of five children and is the second oldest child but is the oldest of three sons. While Dr. Skeehan's nickname growing up was "Dr. Dave," he did not decide to go into medicine until much later in college. He and his wife, Griselda, a retired professional snowboarder of over 20 years, have four teenage boys. Dr. Skeehan loves the outdoors and during his free time, enjoys trail running, backpacking, and exploring. He can also be found rock crawling on the Rubicon and Fordyce trails in Northern California with his 1982 Jeep Scrambler.
"Five Stars - Graet surgeon Very thorough and efficient!"
"l.meador - dr. skeehan is very patient and understanding.."
"I cannot say enough about this caring, talented surgeon. His demeanor immediately puts you at ease and in my case it was emergency surgery and I never once felt uneasy that I had not done my "homework" on selecting a surgeon. I highly recommend Dr. Skeehan."
"SIERRA PACIFIC SURGICAL DR. DAVID M. SKEEHAN, DO SURGICAL REVIEW In today’s world, one often is not treated with care and commitment when receiving medical attention. Fortunately, I am not one of those individuals. In fact, I was so pleasantly satisfied with my recent surgical procedure (3 hernias) that I want to share this extraordinary experience with others and to refer and reward the surgeon and staff for their commitment, experience and expertise. Back in late June, I was referred to Dr. "